Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Slide into a Happy Birthday with a tutorial and Momenta!

Good Morning!
Today, I want to share with you a slider card tutorial that I adapted from the talented scrapbooker and cardmaker, Kimber McGray. Slider cards have been around for ages but I saw these super cute cupcake layered stickers and thought they would make a great interactive card for a friend of my daughter.

Let's begin! Here's what you need:

1. Patterned paper of your choice. I used a baby themed Scrapbook pad (PK-2146 BAS)
2. Matching Border Stickers. I used a puffy scalloped border sticker from the "Let's Party" package. (ST-5160)
3. Matching Sentiment Sticker. I used the words Happy Birthday from the "Celebrate" package. (ST-1765)
4. Matching single sticker for the slider embellishment. I chose a cupcake. This sparkly gem came from the "Let's Party" ST-4879 package.
5. Trimmer.
6. Several foam squares or dots.
7. White card stock.
8.Corner rounder.
9. Tape runner.
10. Optional: Ribbon or floss trim.(decided against using min even though it shows in the photo).

Step 1: Cut one piece of white card stock to 4.25 inches by 11 inches. Fold in half to form a card 4.25 by 5.5 inches. Cut a second into a 4.25 by 5.5 inch piece. This second piece will form the base for the top portion of the card.

Step 2 : Cut two pieces of pattern papers into 3.25 by 4 inch pieces.

Step 3: Adhere one to the card base in the lower right. Adhere the other matching piece to the single piece of white (4.25x5.5).

Step 4: Cut the slider using your paper trimmer. The slot should be 0.5 inches from the right side of the slider and from the bottom. It will be 1 inch from the top of this patterned piece. Add the remaining pieces paper of your card to cover the remaining white base.

Step 4: Add several pop dots to the bottom of the decorate white base.

Step 5: Add a pop dot to one penny and then place it under the slot and add the second penny on top. This creates the slider.
Step 6: Add your choice of sticker to the top penny.  After this add the top layer of the card over the base of your card.
Step 7: Round the corners using a corner rounding punch.

Another look at the final card!

The final card allows the receiver to move the cupcake up and down. What could be more fun? This technique can be sue with butterflies, birds, spiders or even are only limited by your imagination!

Until next time, keep doing what you love.


  1. Super cute card, Christa and a fabulous tutorial! Just might have to try a slider seeing that as long as I've been making cards I've never made one! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Got to have a go now - thank you for the instructions and it is a beautiful card Christa :)